We are career professionals dedicated to a clean energy future.

We understand project development.  We are creative structured finance minds.

Our relationships are paramount.  We transact with openness and integrity.  We value humility.

Ryan Bennett

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Ryan has 17 years of experience in renewable energy development and investing. Previously, he led project finance and capital formation for SunEdison's North American region with responsibility for over $2 billion of project financings. Prior to SunEdison, Ryan held various operating and private equity positions with Enron Wind, GE Wind, Greenrock Capital, and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures. Ryan has an extensive history in renewables since starting his career in 2003, including utility scale and C&I project development, capital formation, market design and policy, M&A and business partnerships. Ryan has a BA in geology from Colorado College and an MBA and MEM from Yale University.

Jake Carney


Jake has been a solar energy finance professional since 2009.  He was previously the Director and Head of C&I structured finance at SunEdison where he led approximately $650 million in C&I and $250 million in residential project financings.  Jake has extensive structured finance and project development experience in the wholesale and behind-the-meter market segments through stints with BrightSource Energy, Agile Energy and Tioga Energy.  Jake has a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Chris Bailey


Prior to 38 Degrees North, Chris was a co-founder and CFO of PowerScout, the first AI-enabled marketplace for sustainable smart home improvement. Previously, Chris led capital markets at TerraForm Power, a dividend growth-oriented yieldco, where he was responsible for over $3 billion associated with the IPO and follow on transactions. Prior to TerraForm, Chris led SunEdison’s North America structured finance activities where he oversaw over $5 billion of innovative project financings. Chris has held various roles at groSolar and the United Nations Association.  Chris has a BS in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.